Thursday, November 30, 2006

Return Of The Eagle

For the first time since last spring, I spotted one of the local bald eagles today. I was worried that they might not return, since they've put in a road pretty close to their nest. I only spotted the one, so hopefully the other one will return as well. I'm going to try and go back this weekend and see if I can walk down that new road to get any closer pictures. It's not actually open to traffic yet, as I discovered when I tried to drive down it today. I did manage to get a little closer, but not much. You can click here and here to see my previous pictures of this bird. Today's picture is almost Ansel Adams compared to that first one. Best shot I ever got was this bird, but that was a captive animal, so I guess it doesn't count. We'll have to go with second best.

4 comments:

Geordie Birch said...

Very cool. Are the eagles still coming back? Is there a nest nearby that you know of?
I live on the edge of downtown Vancouver, and there are a few eagles (and a nest) nearby that I see from time to time. A pair often sit on the top of a church steeple across from my son's school.

Ernie said...

Actually spotted one tonight near work, but I'm sure it's one of the same pair. The tree their nest is in has died, so I'm interested to see how they handle that this year.

Geordie Birch said...

ha - google had some photos of that church with one of the eagles:

http://scoutmagazine.ca/2012/02/10/vancouver-detail-273-smeagol-the-eagle-a-winged-fixture-of-the-downtown-eastside/

http://images.google.com/images?q=eagles%20strathcona%20vancouver&biw=1440&bih=833&sei=8x_JUNmzM87xigKfi4CIDA

Geordie Birch said...

Also - I'm loving all the music and grabbing as much as is available.

I discovered your site last year through http://jeffco.ca - sadly he is no longer sharing music - luckily I grabbed much of his collection last year.